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Jun 14, 2019

Murray A. Lightburn, frontman of Montréal's The Dears, released a new solo album, Hear Me Out, back in February via Dangerbird. Now he has shared a video for the album's "Changed My Ways." Kevin Drew of fellow countrymen Broken Social Scene directed the video, which features Lightburn in different professional costumes. More

Sons of An Illustrious Father Share New Song “Sons of An Illustrious Father”

Band Features Ezra Miller; Song Features String Arrangements by The Dears’ Murray Lightburn

Apr 25, 2019

Sons of An Illustrious Father are a trio comprised of Josh Aubin, Lilah Larson, and acclaimed actor Ezra Miller. They self-released their last album, Deus Sex Machina: Or, Moving Slowly Beyond Nikola Tesla, back in June 2018. Now they have shared a new song, simply titled "Sons of An Illustrious Father." It features string arrangements from Murray A. Lightburn, frontman of Montréal's The Dears. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Strand of Oaks, Alex Lahey, Chromatics, Hayden Thorpe, and More

Plus Ioanna Gika, Murray A. Lightburn, Amanda Palmer, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 22, 2019

There were many strong contenders for this week's Songs of the Week. We could've gone as high as a Top 15 instead of the regular Top 10 and as it is there are a whopping 11 honorable mentions, with some good tracks that also almost made the honorable mention list to.  More

Feb 22, 2019

Murray A. Lightburn, frontman of Montréal's The Dears, released a new solo album, Hear Me Out, today via Dangerbird. (You can stream it here.) Now he has shared a video for the album's title track, "Hear Me Out." The minimalist video features Lightburn singing the song in sunglasses and also him playing it on piano.  More

Feb 22, 2019

Murray A. Lightburn, frontman of Montréal's The Dears, has released a new solo album, Hear Me Out, today via Dangerbird. Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing here. More

Feb 19, 2019

Murray A. Lightburn, frontman of Montréal's The Dears, is releasing a new solo album, Hear Me Out, this Friday (February 22) via Dangerbird. Now he has shared another song from the album, "Fan Fiction (Ballad of a Genius)." More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Yak, Vampire Weekend, HÆLOS, Jenny Lewis, and More

Plus Rose Elinor Dougall, Foals, Florence + the Machine, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 25, 2019

This was a helluva week for new music. Monday was fairly quiet due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, but Foals officially announced two albums and shared a cinematic video for a new song. More

Jan 24, 2019

Murray A. Lightburn, frontman of Montréal's The Dears, is releasing a new solo album, Hear Me Out, on February 22 via Dangerbird. Now he has shared another song from the album, "To the Top," via a black & white video for the track. More

Murray A. Lightburn (of The Dears) Shares New Song “Changed My Ways”

Hear Me Out Due Out February 22, 2019 via Dangerbird

Dec 04, 2018

Murray A. Lightburn, frontman of Montréal's The Dears, is releasing a new solo album, Hear Me Out, on February 22, 2019 via Dangerbird. Previously he shared its first single, "Belleville Blues" (which we premieredand was one of our Songs of the Week). Now he has shared another song from the album, "Changed My Ways."  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: The Good, The Bad, & The Queen; Piroshka; Cherry Glazerr; and More

Plus Murray A. Lightburn, Julia Jacklin, Nilüfer Yanya, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 09, 2018

There might still be nearly two months left in 2018, but 2019 album announcements have been coming hard and fast of late. The Top 10 of this week's Songs of the Week is packed with first and second singles from albums due out next January or February, although not our #1, that album is due out next week. More

Nov 08, 2018

Murray A. Lightburn, frontman of Montréal's The Dears, has announced a new solo album, Hear Me Out, and we're pleased to premiere its first single, "Belleville Blues."  More



Reviews

MASS:LIGHT

MASS:LIGHT

Ting Dun

Oct 23, 2013

Murray Lightburn's debut solo album is something of a departure from his work with The Dears, the Montréal-based outfit he has headed for 18 years and five albums. Firstly, for MASS:LIGHT, Lightburn played all the instruments, constructing all the album's sounds, save for some strings and brass. More